Spring is almost here, and it’s time to end that winter hibernation. Fortunately, there are great events brewing to take you into the season right. Here are the 7 Hot Events You Should Look For in March:
Alvin Ailey- Auditorium Theatre- March 7-11
Continuing its annual tradition, Alvin Ailey returns to the Auditorium Theater this March. The company will feature new works, including a world premiere of its new piece “Members Don’t Get Weary.” And of course, no Ailey production would be complete without its most popular and enduring work, Revelations.
For more info or tickets, visit www.auditoriumtheatre.com.
Embodying Diaspora- Arts Incubator- March 13- 6:30-8 pm
Embodying Diaspora is a monthly dance workshop series that centers on Afro-diasporic movement traditions. All workshops are free and open to the public. This month’s dance focus- RUMBA
For more information, and to reserve a space, visit here.
Soul Speak An Adult Open Mic and Writing Workshop- Little Black Pearl- March 15
Open Mic lovers… Aspiring writers… This is for You! Little Black Pearl and Carver 47 Café have launched SoulSpeak A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love. This monthly series will feature local and nationally known spoken word artists. Live music and eats are also on deck.
Find out more at blackpearl.org.
The Women of Brewster Place Screening – Black Cinema House- March 16
The critically-acclaimed 1989 made-for-TV film was groundbreaking as it tackled serious issues from poverty to homophobia- through the eyes of Black women. The film featured notable actresses including Cicely Tyson, Lynn Whitfield, Lonette McKee and Oprah Winfrey in her first television performance. The Black Cinema House will feature a screening and discussion which is sure to be engaging.
For more information, visit Rebuild Foundation page here.
Revival The Answer- Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts- March 23 and 24
From the Praize Productions release: “REVIVAL, taps into the highs and lows of the human experience, while waking up the sleeping giants that lie dormant within us. Masterfully weaving in dance, music, art, and spiritual undertones, REVIVAL is more than a production, it is a unique experience that makes the audience feel, think, and want to take action.
Thoughts, setbacks, issues… REVIVAL is the answer to the questions that keep us up at night. Revive the dead places that need to live again, and take flight into a new beginning…”
For more information or tickets, visit http://www.praizeproductions.com.
Hero-ism Art Exhibition- Gallery Guichard- March 29
One of the coolest galleries in the city, Bronzeville’s Gallery Guichard can always be counted on to deliver thoughtfully curated, visually engaging exhibitions for any art lover. First up for 2108 is Hero-ism: “More than just a celebration of the artists’ personal heroes; it is also a visual investigation around the notions of self-identity, inner-power and outer-purpose. The exhibit will feature artists Roger Carter, Maxwell Emcays and Raymond A. Thomas. Visit www.galleryguichard.com for more information.
Bilal- City Winery- March 30
Remember Bilal’s buzzworthy Prince tribute at the BET Awards? Well, brotha Bilal has been bringing heat since he stepped on the neo-soul scene almost 20 years ago. Known for his energetic live performances, Bilal has been frequently brought his unique flavor to the Chi. And once again, he’s back. March 30. City Winery.